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Suspected gang member from Merced arrested with stolen gun, police say
A 22-year-old Merced man, who police described as a known gang member, was arrested recently after investigators found a stolen handgun and ammunition at his home, the Police Department reported Friday.Isaiah Leal admitted to police the .45-caliber handgun was not registered to him, police said in a
Woman bites off earlobe during Turlock fight
A fight involving several people in a Turlock neighborhood ended with one woman facing felony charges and another missing a chunk of her earlobe after it was bitten off.The suspect was identified as Monique Carrillo, 20. She was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail following the May 19 fight and i
Chowchilla firefighter killed by driver allegedly under influence of pot
"If you're intoxicated, you can't control what your eyes do, but they will give certain responses to certain things based on what's in your system. (Chaffin) indicated he was certainly under the influence of marijuana," Burns said.
Four, including baby, injured in Tully Road crash in Modesto
Four people, including an infant, were taken to hospitals for treatment after a crash at the intersection of Tully Road and Mount Vernon Drive on Thursday night, according to the Modesto Fire Department.The crash occurred about 7:15 p.m. and involved a Honda sedan and a Chevy Silverado pickup truck.
Two young Merced children identified as victim in deadly house fire
Two young children who died last month in a house fire in South Merced were identified Thursday by the Merced County Coroner’s Office.The boys, ages 3 and 5, were killed April 23 when flames broke out around 10 p.m. at a home in the 900 block of 10th Street in South Merced.They were identified Thurs
Woman in wheelchair dies after being struck by car in Merced, police say
A 62-year-old woman died Thursday, about a day after she was struck by a car in Merced while crossing a street in a wheelchair, a Merced Police Department official said.The woman, whose name has not been released pending notification of her family, was crossing College Avenue near West Olive Avenue
'Chilling cries for help': Family of Modesto man who died in custody demands answers
Seeking information on the death of a Modesto man early this month after afight with deputies, a family has filed a claim against Stanislaus County and the Sheriff's Department, its attorney says.Alejandro Sanchez, 38, died at a hospital May 5 after the altercation in the parking lot of a truck stop
Your favorite pot shop might be closing. Stanislaus makes marijuana permitting cuts
Some of the county's best-known and longest-running cannabis dispensaries have been told they'll have to close by June 30.As Stanislaus County continues its permitting process for marijuana-related businesses, winners and losers are beginning to emerge. Seven retail marijuana dispensaries are moving
Attempted murder suspect surrenders after barricading himself inside Turlock apartment
An attempted murder suspect was taken into custody without incident after initially barricading himself inside his apartment Thursday in Turlock, according to the Turlock Police Department.At approximately 8:30 a.m., at the request of the Oakdale Police Department, the Turlock Police Department S.W.
Shooting suspect surrenders after standoff in Turlock
Efforts to take a suspect into custody on an attempted murder case out of Oakdale prompted a standoff at a Turlock apartment complex that lasted around four hours before the suspect surrendered to law enforcement.An arrest warrant had been obtained for Jesus Tovar, 37, of Turlock in connection with
Police Arrest Two People On Suspicion Of Methamphetamine Trafficking
Police surveilled Arroyo's house and stopped a vehicle associated with a Modesto residence. A large sum of cash was found in the vehicle and a female passenger, Juana Jimenez, was detained, Boettger said.
Shots fired during attempted robbery at Turlock Home Depot
The early morning work of opening the store took a turn for the worse for some Home Depot employees in Turlock when two masked men tried to rob the store.One suspect was armed with a handgun and fired off several rounds during the encounter, but no one was shot and no other injuries were reported, a
Police action reported in Turlock; authorities ask public to stay away from park
Turlock police are serving a warrant near Donnelly Park.A heavy police presence is reported in the area, and authorities are asking the public to stay away.Turlock Police Sgt. Russ Holeman described the activity as "service of a search and arrest warrant."We will update this story as information bec
On a Turlock farm far, far away: a 14-foot 'Star Wars' ship
“I was staring at it and thinking, 'I think I can make a TIE fighter out of that ball tank,'” he said.
Update: Suspect holed up in Turlock apartment; no shots fired, police say
UPDATE, 10:35 a.m.:The search warrant in Turlock is being conducted in connection with a case out of Oakdale, Turlock police Sgt. Russ Holeman said. The suspect is contained and police have been in communication with him.Contrary to some initial reports on social media, no shots have been fired, Hol
DA candidate botched several cases; she’s not qualified to be our district attorney
We have been prosecutors for a combined 48 years and supervisors in the Merced County District Attorney’s office for 19. We worked with and supervised Kim Helms Lewis when she was a deputy DA. After she left in 2007, we discovered the worst mess, literally and legally, we had ever encountered.
Teen missing from Los Banos may be traveling to Salinas or Stockton areas
LOS BANOS, Calif. (FOX26) —The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is asking for public's help in finding a missing teenager.Daniel Vega, 16, was last seen on May 5, 2018 in Los Banos.Officials say Daniel may still be in the local area or he may travel to the areas of Salinas or Stock
Attack in Turlock under investigation as a hate crime
The Turlock Police Department is investigating a reported hate crime after a Hispanic woman was punched in the face by an unknown white man.The police department stated that because it was a potential hate crime, they could not release any details regarding the incident, but a post on the Turlock Ne
Merced DA: ‘No conflict of interest’ in drug case connected to family-owned apartment
A case involving drugs and guns found at a Merced apartment that Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse II lists as community property is raising new questions about conflicts of interest.Morse is not implicated in the nearly year-old case. Neither is his son, Ethan Morse, who was questioned in
Los Banos man barricades himself after reportedly assaulting wife, police say
A Los Banos man's wife told police he assaulted her and took her phone as she was calling 9-1-1 before barricading himself inside a locked garage, police said.The Los Banos Police Department responded to a domestic violence report Saturday at a home in the 400 block of Lime Street, according to a ne